A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF ENGLISH MORPHEMES IN TERMS OF INFLECTIONAL AND DERIVATIONAL SUFFIXES ENCOUNTERED IN AVENGED SEVENFOLD’S SONG LYRICS

Aziiz Rahman Putra, Mazrul Aziz, Mei Hardiah

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Abstract: This study is aimed to describe the types of inflectional and derivational suffixes found in Avenged Sevenfold’s song lyrics; and to find out the most dominant types of inflectional and derivational suffixes appeared in Avenged Sevenfold’s song lyrics. The subject of this research IS the fourth album of Avenged Sevenfold entitled “Avenged Sevenfold 2007” which consist of ten song lyrics. This research is carry out in both methods, firstly quantitative and secondly qualitative. The data were gathered from Avenged Sevenfold’s song lyrics by using checklist on data sheet based on Fromkin’s theory (2003) which states that inflectional suffixes are divided into eight types and derivational suffixes are divided into nine types. The result of the research shows that all the types of inflectional and derivational suffixes) are found in Avenged Sevenfold’s song lyrics on the album entitled “Avenged Sevenfold 2007”. The most dominant types of inflectional suffixes appeared in this album are types of inflectional suffixes in ‘past participle’ indicators (verbal suffixes) namely suffixes: (-en,-n,-ed,-d)pp; and suppletivepp forms as types of inflectional suffixes in irregular inflection as ‘past participle’. The most dominant types of derivational suffixes appeared in this album are types of derivational suffixes in ‘noun to adjective’ indicators (adjectival suffixes) namely suffixes: (-y, -al, -ous, -ish, -ive, -less and -ed)Adj.


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